Bracebridge community centre getting $16 million funding boost from Queen’s Park

Facility to cost $22 million all told

The province is covering a large portion of the cost to build a new community centre in Bracebridge.

The Ontario Government announced on Monday it is committing $16 million towards the construction of a new multi-use facility. The new centre promises to include a modern public library, shared community hall, indoor multi-use field house, common area, and 1,000-seat arena. It is expected the facility will cost $22 million to build.

“The Multi-Use Community Centre is the culmination of years of hard work by many in our community that share a vision of greater inclusivity and participation in sport and cultural programming and events,” said Bracebridge Mayor Graydon Smith. “The funding allows us to proceed with all the components together in a more cost-effective manner that will have immediate and lasting positive impacts.”

“We are proud to invest in this state of the art, Multi-Use Community Centre that will serve the great people of Bracebridge for many decades to come,” said Premier Doug Ford. “I want to congratulate Mayor Smith, the Bracebridge Town Council, the District Municipality of Muskoka, Minister Surma and MPP Miller for all the hard work they’ve done to make this day happen. This has been a true Team Ontario effort.”

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The funding announcement came the same day the provincial government announced nearly $29 million being put towards a community hub in downtown Barrie.